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1. Measuring the sulfur content and corrosivity of North American petroleum with the advanced distillation curve method
Topic: Fossil Fuels
Published: 2/5/2014
Authors: Peter Yaw-Ming Hsieh, Thomas J Bruno
Abstract: Petroleum is a complex fluid whose sulfur content varies considerably depending on its place of origin. Sour crude petroleum, which contains more than 0.5 % sulfur by mass, often requires additional processing due to the potential for corrosion and ...

2. Reference Correlation of the Viscosity of n-Hexane from the Triple Point to 600 K and up to 100 MPa
Topic: Fossil Fuels
Published: 9/10/2013
Authors: E.K. Michailidou, Marc J. Assael, Marcia L Huber, Richard A Perkins
Abstract: This paper contains new, representative reference equations for the viscosity of n-hexane. The equations are based in part upon a body of experimental data that has been critically assessed for internal consistency and for agreement with theory w ...

3. Wide Ranging Viscosity Measurements of Rocket Propellant RP-2
Topic: Fossil Fuels
Published: 8/28/2013
Authors: Arno R Laesecke, Dylan S. Cousins
Abstract: Expanding on earlier viscosity measurements of rocket propellants from 293 K to 373 K at atmospheric pressure, the viscosity of rocket propellant RP-2 was measured from 270 K to 450 K with pressures to 137 MPa. The instrument was an oscillating pisto ...

4. Mass diffusion of organic fluids: a molecular dynamics perspective
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1805
Topic: Fossil Fuels
Published: 5/31/2013
Authors: Alexander Y. Smolyanitsky, Andrei F Kazakov, Thomas J Bruno, Marcia L Huber
Abstract: A well-established interaction potential, the Optimized Potential for Liquid Simulation All-Atom (OPLS-AA) force-field, within the MD framework was used to determine self- and mutual diffusivity of several near-critical and supercritical fluids. ...

5. NIST Standard Reference Database 23: Reference Fluid Thermodynamic and Transport Properties-REFPROP, Version 9.1
Series: Natl Std. Ref. Data Series (NIST NSRDS)
Topic: Fossil Fuels
Published: 5/7/2013
Authors: Eric W Lemmon, Marcia L Huber, Mark O McLinden
Abstract: This is a new release of the NIST Standard Reference Database 23, commonly known as REFPROP. Enhancements have been made to most areas of the NIST REFPROP program, including the graphical interface, the Excel spreadsheet, the FORTRAN files (i.e., cor ...

6. Assessment of the Thermophysical Properties of Thermally Stressed RP-1 and RP-2
Topic: Fossil Fuels
Published: 5/2/2013
Authors: Tara J Fortin, Thomas J Bruno
Abstract: Density, speed of sound, and viscosity have been measured for samples of RP-1 and RP-2 that were stressed for 0.5 min at 475 °C and 510 °C at a pressure of 17 MPa. Density and speed of sound were measured from 5 °C to 50 °C for the samples stressed ...

7. Advanced Distillation Curve Analysis of Marine Diesel Fuel
Topic: Fossil Fuels
Published: 1/17/2013
Authors: Peter Yaw-Ming Hsieh, Kathryn Rosemary Abel, Thomas J Bruno
Abstract: Ocean-going ships burn heavy fuel oil. The combustion of heavy fuel oil in marine diesel engines emits nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, and particulates into the air. Growing public concern over air quality has led to increased scrutiny of heavy fue ...

8. Chemical and Thermophysical Characterization of 1,3,5-triisopropylcyclohexane
Topic: Fossil Fuels
Published: 7/17/2012
Authors: Thomas J Bruno, Tara J Fortin, Tara M Lovestead, Jason A Widegren
Abstract: The complex nature of finished fuels makes definitive studies on composition and combustion properties very difficult and uncertain. This has led to the adoption of fuel surrogate mixtures in such studies. The development of a surrogate mixture is ...

9. Assessment of Variability in the Thermophysical Properties of Rocket Propellant RP-1
Topic: Fossil Fuels
Published: 6/14/2012
Author: Tara J Fortin
Abstract: Density, speed of sound, and viscosity has been measured for eleven orthogonal blends of the rocket propellant RP-1. Density and speed of sound were measured over the temperature range of 278 K to 343 K, while viscosity was measured from 263 K to 373 ...

10. Application of the Advanced Distillation Curve Method to the Variability of Jet Fuels
Topic: Fossil Fuels
Published: 5/24/2012
Authors: Jessica Lynne Burger, Thomas J Bruno
Abstract: In this paper, we report the application of the advanced distillation-curve approach to the gas turbine fuels Jet-A, JP-8, and JP-5, in order to obtain information about the variability of these gas turbine fuels. The measurements of the temperatures ...

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